Old Willow Club was founded in 1959 by Winnetka families who were looking for a safe, special summer location where they could unwind with their families and friends. Since then, generations of families from around the North Shore have spent their summers poolside and on the courts.
Members enjoy a 25-yard, 6-lane swimming pool, and outdoor tennis on seven Har-Tru surface courts and one hardcourt including league play at various levels. New in 2022 are 4 Pickleballs courts as we join the momentum of pickle sweeping across the nation! Members enjoy full use of our outdoor grills for bring-your-own dinners and parties on the patio. Sweat it out on the courts, take a dip in the pool, or relax on the deck and watch the sun set.
Kids who like to compete can join the swim, dive or water polo teams, or get involved in our junior tennis program that includes classes and competitions. Younger kids enjoy the kiddie pool, playground, and of course, the snack bar.
Becoming a Member
The Old Willow Club is a private, member-owned and member-run club. Membership is initiated on a sponsorship basis. We welcome new members as space permits. The bulk of membership activity occurs in the first quarter of each year.
Initial fees involved in joining Old Willow Club are:
Upon an opening of a membership position, prospective members will be notified and will have 7 days to submit the completed paperwork and fees. If the paperwork and fees are not received by the club, the membership position will be offered to the next applicant on the list.
$3,000 Annual Membership Fee (paid by all regular members each year in four installments – January, February, March and April), the Senior Membership Fee is $1450.
$150 Annual Snack Bar Minimum
We strongly encourage interested families to get on our wait list. The application process requires sponsorship by three current members. A club applicant may not secure a place on the waitlist without three current member sponsorship forms submitted.
All forms need to be filled out consistently, with the same person listed as the applicant on all of the forms. For example, if the applicants are a married couple, one of them should be designated as applicant and the other as spouse consistently on all forms.
Initiating Sponsors are responsible for taking applicants on a tour of the club, and for ensuring that applicants understand that we are a member-run club and that they will be called on to volunteer, and possibly to serve on the board at some point.
Additional membership information is available in the Club’s Rules and Procedures.
For other membership-related inquiries, please contact our Membership Chair.
The Club and swimming pool are open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM, weather permitting, during the regular season which runs from June 9th weekend through Labor Day weekend. For a detailed pool schedule check out the Pool Hours page.
The snack bar is open weekdays from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and weekends from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM beginning the second week of June through the end of July.
Additional club rules are outlined in Rules and Procedures and include protocol and guidelines for the following:
Additional rules and information are available in the Old Willow Club By-Laws.
Old Willow Club is located at 2750 Old Willow Road, Glenview, Illinois 60025. Please DO NOT use this address for mailing purposes, as the Club does not receive postal mail at this address.
General correspondence including vendor invoicing mail to:
Old Willow Club
PO Box 8102
Northfield, Illinois 60093
Old Willow Club
PO Box 7274
Carol Steam, Illinois 60197-7274
The Club’s Main Phone is 847-729-8010. However, this number is only used during months of operation, June, July and August. For phone contact during the off-season, please contact our club manager at the number below.
Matt Wendt, Club Manager